The infamous La Lupita in Canterbury has moved to their new residence at the live music venue, The Basement, which is just round the corner from Circular Quay. Mondays are Mariachi Nights and it starts from 6pm – 9pm. La Lupita will be serving tacos and and the resident mexican harpist Victor Valdes will entertaining the crowd with his insane music. Please do yourself a favour and get the delicious margaritas ($16) made by Cazadores Reposado Tequila and cointreau. I’ve not tasted such well balanced margarita for the longest time ever.
The selection of tacos includes Al Pastor which is the spit roast pulled pork, Carne Asada which is the wagyu beef and Pollo Asado which is the chicken. The flour tortilla is freshly made on site. You can also choose from a selection of pickled vegetables, fresh vegetables and fruits like pineapples as well as a nice range of salsa from mild to spicy hot.
I was pretty greedy and tried all 3 types of tacos. It is pretty hard to pick a favourite but if I had to go back for seconds, it will have to be Carne Asada. Really tender and love the smokiness of the meat.
We were all stuffing our faces with tacos and missed out of the spicy chicken wings. Instead we ordered 2 different types of nachos. The first is the Frijoles charros. Lots of beans, sour cream, spicy salsa and stringy cheese. So addictive and I can’t stop myself from nibbling on it the whole night.
The second is grilled corn that is seasoned with chilli lime salt, shredded parmesan, Mexican salad on tortilla chips. This is my personal favourite. I love the slightly smokiness of the corn against the almost tangy chilli lime salt. Too moorish for words.
We were all a little naughty on a Monday evening. Besides the margarita, I tried the beer that is served with a slice of lime and lined with chilli flakes. It seems like a variation of Michelada but without the salsa and spices. Everything just worked well together. Moorish nachos and spicy tangy beer? It just works.
La Lupita at The Basement
7 Macquarie Place, Circular Quay Tel: (02) 9251 2797